Manchester United have confirmed they have reached an agreement to sign Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro in a deal understood to be worth up to £70million.

It was reported on Thursday evening that Casemiro’s signing was close and United confirmed his arrival on Friday evening.

The deal is worth an initial £60million, rising to £70million if all clauses and conditions are met and the Brazil international will sign a four-year contact, with the option of a fifth year.

Club statement reads: “Manchester United is delighted to announce that the club has reached agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Casemiro.

“The transfer is subject to the agreement of personal terms, UK visa requirements and a medical.

“Casemiro has played over 500 professional games, including 63 at international level for his native Brazil. He has won 17 major honours in his illustrious career including five Champions League titles and the Copa America.

“We all look forward to welcoming Casemiro to Old Trafford.”

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